Travel Sites Move To Block $700M Google-ITA Deal

Law360, New York (October 26, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT) -- The companies behind travel websites Expedia, Kayak and Travelocity have teamed up in a bid to convince the U.S. Department of Justice to challenge Google Inc.'s $700 million acquisition of flight information software company ITA Software Inc. as anti-competitive.

Expedia Inc., Farelogix Inc., and Sabre Holdings launched the site on Tuesday in an effort to keep Google from taking control of the ITA software that the travel search engines use to run their businesses, claiming the deal could help the Internet giant to manipulate...
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